FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami/AP) — A former youth pastor, who was acquitted last year on more than two dozen sex abuse charges, has been sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of a federal sex abuse charge.

Jeffrey London, 51, was sentenced Tuesday for using a cellphone to entice an underage boy into sexual activity in 2011 and 2012. A jury found London guilty of the charge in June.

The unidentified victim testified that London sexually abused him from ages 7 to 16.

Last year, a jury acquitted London on 27 child sex abuse charges in state court. Investigators say about a dozen young men have accused London of abusing them after meeting them through family members.

London also worked as a charter school disciplinarian in Lauderdale Lakes and ran an unofficial and unlicensed foster home. He denies any wrongdoing.

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